As chief economist, Bud Conrad provides Casey Research with in-depth research on the economy overall, and investment markets in particular. He produces original analysis, often including unique charts that present complex information clearly. Mr. Conrad has also written the recently released Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis: Finding Investment Opportunities by Tracking Global Market Trends. He has been a futures investor for 25 years and a full-time investor for a decade. Mr. Conrad teaches graduate courses in investing at Golden Gate University and is a regular lecturer for the American Association of Individual Investors. He has held positions with IBM, CDC, Amdahl, and Tandem. Currently, he serves as a local board member of the National Association of Business Economics. Mr. Conrad is a frequent contributor to FOX Business News. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.